Amanda Feigt to compete at Intermountain Championships
March 2, 2006
THIS WEEK: Amanda Feigt of the University of Utah track and field team will compete in the Intermountain Championships in Pocatello, Idaho this weekend. This meet serves as a last chance opportunity to qualify or improve a previous qualifying mark for the upcoming NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The pentathlon competition will be held Friday, March 3rd and begins at 12:30 p.m.
MEET PREVIEW: Amanda Feigt looks to improve her provisional qualifying mark (3,880) in the pentathlon.
LAST TIME OUT: Amanda Feigt competed in the pentathlon, coming in second place with a new school record of 3,880 points. She led the University of Utah which finished sixth at the Mountain West Conference Championships last weekend.
Amanda Feigt placed third in the long jump (19-02.50) after finishing second in the pentathlon Thursday. Feigt also obtained a personal best in the 60m hurdles (8.87) finishing 10th. Jennifer Cutrer also brought home a personal best in the 60m hurdles (8.90) finishing 11th. Haley McAllister placed 5th in the long jump, with a personal best in the preliminaries (18-5.00) and the finals (18-9.00). Vanessa Mortensen finished fourth in the weight throw with a personal best throw of 58-11.50. Kellie Anderson finished 6th in the 5,000m with a personal best time of 17:42 after the altitude adjustment. Ashley Patterson obtained a personal best in the preliminaries of the 400m (10th). Susan Atwater placed 9th in the pole vault (12-00.75).
Janett Ern stepped up for the team, finishing 4th in the 800m (2:15.57). AJ Roby was another big competitor for the Utes, finishing 4th (44-03.25). Kellie Anderson and Ashlee Warnick stepped up in the 3000m, each getting personal best times. Anders on finished 17th (10:30.65) and Warnick 21st (10:39.21). Also, the 4x400m relay team (Patterson, Feigt, Mannion, and McAllister) obtained a season best time of 3:50.34 and finished 7th.
UTE NOTES: Eleven of the Ute women have made new school record marks this season, with several of them making the marks in different events. The women are: Haley McAllister (55m, 200m, long jump), Jennifer Cutrer (60m, 200m, 60m hurdles), Ashley Patterson (200m, 400m), Janett Ern (800m), Amanda Feigt (800m, 60m hurdles, pentathlon), Kellie Anderson (5,000m), Jen Fresques (55m), Susan Atwater (pole vault), Liddy Steele (pole vault), AJ Roby (shot put, wieght throw), and Vanessa Mortensen (weight throw).
QUOTING HEAD COACH Kyle Kepler: "We want to provide Amanda with every opportunity possible to score high enough to be selected to compete at the NCAA championships. Her current mark of 3,880 is a very solid provisional mark, but likely not enough to get her to the championships.
"She is a great competitor who really rose to the occassion at the conference meet for our team. This will be an opportunity for her to focus on one event rather than the numerous events we asked her to do during the regular season.
"Regardless of whether or not she improves enough to be selected to compete at the NCAA championships, we will all know we took advantage of every opportunity to do so and you can't ask more than that as an athlete or as a coaching staff."